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What's in Practical Homeschooling #66?


  • No Christian Child Left Behind. Mary Pride interviews Bruce Shortt, the co-author of the famous resolution urging all Southern Baptists to remove their children from the public schools.
  • Looking for a family business? We interview an English couple who have come up with a step-by-step plan for starting your own community directory.
  • How to start your own "Masterpiece Literary Society"
  • The difference one grandpa made to his grandkids' homeschooling
  • "Day at Our House" diaries from a second-generation homeschool family and from a Texas pastor's family
  • Nomination form for our 2006 Software Awards included!


  • A national essay contest run by a major national company, where 14 of the 50 winners were homeschooled
  • A homeschooled winner of the Sunbeam "Everyday Solutions" contest
  • A homeschooler wins one of the first four "Chester Awards" in the By Kids For Kids Xerox National Invention Competition


  • This is already one of our most-reprinted columns, and the issue is hardly out! Chris Klicka explains how the drive to keep Christian kids in public schools is like the ill-fated Children's Crusades of the 1200s.
  • NEW COLUMN! Homeschool success story Austin Webb has a perfect 1600 score on the SAT. He was named the top all-around National Merit Schola. He's a Presidential Scholar, was accepted at multiple top universities, is the receipient of a $10,000 research summer scholarship BEFORE he even started college . . . I could go on! Anyway, he'll be writing a series of columns on how to get into top colleges, of which this one was the first.
  • Terrified of teaching algebra? M.I.T. graduate Bill Pride explains how to do it, even if you're no math whiz.
  • Janice vanCleave, the Science Lady, explains how bugs walk without stepping on their own toes
  • Teaching music to preschoolers, by Melissa Morgan, co-author of Homeschooling on a Shoestring
  • How to develop an appreciation of classical music, by education expert Sam Blumenfeld
  • Tired of being asked, "What about socialization?" Show those critics this column on how to help your siblings succeed. Now THAT'S socialization! By Kristin Hamerski, Miss Alaska National Senior Teen-Ager 2004, winner of the Spirit of Youth Award, and First Lady Volunteer of the Year 2005.


  • What careers are homeschool graduates choosing? Check our colorful pie chart and see what other homeschoolers think about our kids' choices.
  • How to get $1,000 for a support group service project
  • Free teacher training classes you can take online
  • Free SAT vocabulary prep website
  • Free booklet on how to put on a theatre production in your local community
  • Competition for young physicists
  • Free online forum for homeschool athletics
  • A timely warning from the International Association of Fire Chiefs


  • A course on how to understand poetry
  • Study guide for The Lord of the Rings . . . created just for homeschoolers!
  • Alpha Omega's new Communications course. Is it any good?
  • TeenPact founder's new book
  • Cool new way to study SAT vocabulary (no, it's not software!)


  • The Story of the World series is a publishing phenomenon. Find out all about these books, activity books, and extras.
  • A new worldview curriculum for middle school and high school.


  • Contests for subscribers
  • Envelope Gallery of homeschooled kids' art
  • Ads with special offers


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